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Head Plume (Wai-yet-ti)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Barn owl feathers, acorn woodpecker scalp, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton string
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (7.9 x 34.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION George Barber (Maidu, Native American, 1833-1918). Head Plume (Wai-yet-ti), late 19th-early 20th century. Barn owl feathers, acorn woodpecker scalp, clamshell beads, glass beads, cotton string, 3 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (7.9 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8807. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE group, 08.491.8802_08.491.8807.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a bunch of owl feathers that would be tied into a hairnet and worn on the back of the dancer's head. They would be secrued with the pin. See 08.491.8802
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Head Plume (Wai-yet-ti)